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Aurora Gunman James Holmes Will Face The Death Penalty

Colorado prosecutors have reached the decision that James Holmes deserves to die for killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last July. Their decision comes after Holmes’ offer to plead guilty to the shooting in exchange for receiving life in prison was rejected by prosecutors.


Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea

James Holmes

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty. Lawyers made the offer in a motion filed Wednesday but said prosecutors haven't accepted the offer because they may want to pursue the death penalty. Prosecutors are set to announce Monday whether they'll seek capital punishment. Prosecutors declined comment. They would likely consult with victims and their families before deciding whether to accept the offer.


Colorado governor signs landmark gun-control bills

John Hickenlooper - NBC News

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed landmark new gun laws on Wednesday expanding background checks on gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines, placing the traditionally firearm-friendly state among the handful to pass new restrictions in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.


Top Colorado official shot dead night before new gun law signing

Tom Clements

The head of Colorado state's prison system was shot and killed at his home, just hours before the governor signed into law on Wednesday a package of gun control measures spurred by a rash of deadly mass shootings in Colorado and elsewhere.


Colorado Legislature OKs civil unions for gay couples

A measure allowing civil unions for same-sex couples is headed to the governor's desk, where it's expected to be signed.


School Accused of Discriminating Against Transgender 6-Year-Old

An elementary school in Colorado is the subject of a civil rights complaint filed this week on behalf of a trangender 6-year-old. According to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Eagleside Elementary School is violating the child's civil rights by not allowing her to use the girls' bathrooms. Here are the details.


Report: Grand jury indicted JonBenet Ramsey's parents

JonBenet Ramsey

A Colorado grand jury voted to indict the parents of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey more than 13 years ago, but prosecutors reportedly refused to go forward on the case, according to the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper.


Colorado's new growth industry: pot

Entrepreneurs ramp up after the state's voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational use of marijuana... Two hedge-fund partners — monogrammed shirts, taut Windsor knots, cuff links — step into a hipster cafe called Sputnik on an unorthodox mission.


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar leaving Obama administration

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that he plans to step down and return to Colorado, leaving another opening in President Obama’s Cabinet.


Four dead after police standoff in Aurora

Aurora Shootout

A barricaded gunman and three persons were found dead in an Aurora, Colorado, home after police exchanged fire with the gunman to end a standoff Saturday, authorities said.


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